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Newton High School Choir Student Selected to Perform at Sydney Opera House

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NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School student and choir member Jaydeep Mukherjee, under the direction of Matthew Petrozelli, was selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at the Sydney Opera House.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished, individual, high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in world renowned venues. The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization.

Mukherjee will perform as a tenor in July with the High School Honors Ensemble. Participation on one of the two Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

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Earlier in the year, Mukherjee auditioned for the Honors Performance Series. Participants were asked to submit an application detailing some of their achievements and demonstrating their dedication, along with showing their talents by submitting an audition recording. Mukherjee was selected after a review by the Honors Selection Board.

Together with 41 performers from the United States, Guam, Canada and a number of foreign countries Mukherjee will sing in a special performance at the Sydney Opera House, a venue that is said to “symbolize the pinnacle of musical achievement.”

In addition to being selected as one of the performers in the Honors Performance Series, Mukherjee has studied music for three years and is a member of the Newton High School Honors Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir, all under the direction of Petrozelli. He also started in this year’s musical at Newton High School, Pippin as the main character, Pippin.

He had also been selected for the Sussex County High School Choir in 2014, 2015, and 2016, the New Jersey All-State Choir in 2015 and 2016, the North Jersey Region 1 Chorus in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and the 2016 High School Honors Choir that performs at Carnegie Hall.

“It is an honor to be selected,” said Mukherjee, “This is an experience of a lifetime and I would like to thank my chorus teacher, Mr. Petrozelli for all his support and guidance and for giving me this opportunity that comes once in a lifetime.”

The finalists, which includes Mukherjee, will come together for six days in July this year in Sydney. They will learn music from world-renowned conductors and have the opportunity to work with other finalists, along with getting a taste of what Sydney is like.

The Honors performance will take place on July 10 and is open to the public.  Tickets for the performance can be purchased through the Sydney Opera House box office beginning 60 days prior to the concert.

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